Chivalry and Romance: Vignettes from Indian History and Bardic Legends

Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 226 mm x 176 mm
All colour; 84 photographs; 216 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9381523894 | ISBN-13: 978-93-81523-89-6

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These stories of chivalry and romance that cover several centuries are based both on history and the epic poetry of the great bards. Great literature enhances the appeal of history and the bards gave complete freedom to their fervid, imaginative verse about war, bravery, love, great deeds, glory, sacrifice and death. The historical events and bardic legends in these vignettes relate generally to Rajasthan, central and western India, but some cover a larger geographical canvas of the country. In this saga of the heroic men of history and legends, which often converge, you also meet fascinating women like the Rani of Jhansi, the beautiful Mastani and the Ranis and Begums of Bhopal. The author’s approach in this book makes us revisit the turning points in Indian history that add to our rich heritage and culture.

E. Jaiwant Paul
E. Jaiwant Paul

E. Jaiwant Paul has eclectic tastes ranging from writing and researching on aspects of India s history and ancient weapons, building a successful career in the corporate world, to playing cricket and tennis. He has authored nine other books and is on the expert panel on weapons for several museums of Rajasthan. The author initially worked for Hindustan Unilever and was later a director of Brooke Bond, India. After this he headed the National Mineral Water Company in Muscat, Oman.